for ryan and it's something that he's not going to have to spend as much time on the defensive about. by the way, if romney loses, i think i said this last time, if romney loses ohio by a half point or a point, there's going to be second-guessing should he have picked rob portman for the political expedience. >> there's going to be second-guessing on a lot of things. >> oh, yeah. >> michael crowley, thanks for joining us. >> thanks, guys. >> it has been a tough week for the country, and obviously our thoughts are with all those who are struggling through the aftermath of sandy. i know on a personal note, my old neighbors in hoboken, i saw my building under water yesterday on television where i used to live, and that was jarring. one great thing about america is being able to laugh about our troubles. jon stewart had this two views of new york that emerged after sandy. >> there's been no electricity after the substation exploded just around there up 14th street. >> al, al, what is that on your back, al? >> it's a machete, jon. see, there's two types of folks down here in no-juicetown.